Baby Rose’s soulful voice has been missing from streaming platforms since the release of her reflective tune “August 5th.” The Washington, D.C.-born singer returns in true form with musician McClenney for their latest collaboration “Karma Plays.”
Embellished in vintage instrumentation and a bounty of warm vibrations, the two blend their unique vocal tones to focus on the concept of making wrongs right.
McClenney shared the genesis of “Karma Plays” on his Instagram, noting that his latest recording first “started as a poem about insomnia more than a year ago and ended up a song about change and karmic choices.”
While he finished most of the track last year, he felt he needed to hold off on its release and let it evolve organically. As 2020 progressed to what it has become, particularly the current circumstances, he was motivated to finish it and called on Baby Rose to heighten its thematic presence.
“Timing is everything and I trusted this song and took my time with it,” McClenney wrote. “I put so much heart into it. I believe this a moment people will hopefully feel what I felt when I wrote these words and melodies.”
“Karma Plays” follows McClenney’s first 2020 release titled “Just Stay.” Recognized mostly for his work for H.E.R. and Khalid, the platinum-selling hitmaker released his acclaimed project Portrait in Two as Chris McClenney back in 2017.
For Baby Rose, her debut album To Myself landed a placement on Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2019 list. A remix of the album’s “Show You” appeared on the season four Insecure soundtrack.
Stream “Karma Plays” by McClenney and Baby Rose below.